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Against workers and Milwaukee

By O. Ricardo Pimentel, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel In November ’08, city of Milwaukee voters approved a sick pay ordinance with 69% of the vote. Such margins of victory generally prompt folks to proclaim, “The people have spoken.” Such descriptors as “overwhelming” … Continue reading

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Paid sick days victory in Milwaukee evidence of national trend

Last Thursday, March 24, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld a upheld Milwaukee’s voter-approved paid sick days ordinance. The city joins San Francisco and Washington, D.C. as one of three U.S. cities that ensure every worker can earn paid sick … Continue reading

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A big win for voters: Wisconsin court upholds Milwaukee voter-approved paid sick days law

It’s been a long fight, but the will of the voters has prevailed in Milwaukee – for now. Yesterday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld Milwaukee’s voter-approved paid sick days ordinance, nearly two and a half years after its initial … Continue reading

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Cough if you need sick leave

  The short, lumpy red couch in Stili Klikizos’ second-grade classroom at Milwaukee’s Fratney Elementary School was meant for quiet-time reading. Now it’s “the sick couch,” a place for ill students to lie down as they await the bus that … Continue reading

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